I make my homemade cranberry sauce with organic, non-gmo ingredients. You can use conventional ingredients if you don’t subscribe to the organic lifestyle.
What would the holidays be without cranberry sauce? The turkey, the dressing, the crescent rolls, they would all be missing the flavor blast of delicious cranberry sauce. The smell of homemade cranberry sauce wafting through the air fills your home with comfort and seasonal good tidings.
The first time I made homemade cranberry sauce I was shocked at the taste difference. The crisp freshness was a delight to us all. Homemade cranberry sauce is so incredibly easy I could not believe it! The taste is hundreds of times better than anything you get a can! This recipe makes about 16 servings, about a quarter cup each. If you don’t need that much, you can always cut the recipe in half, but trust me, it won’t be wasted.
4 cups fresh organic cranberries
2 cups water
1/4 -1/2 teaspoon allspice – according to taste
Glass jar or dish
2) When most of the cranberries have burst open, mash them up in the pot. I use my stick wand mixer to puree them in the pot and this works great.
3) Now add the sugar and allspice according to your taste.
4) Let this boil for at least 5 minutes and test. Test for readiness: Place a small amount of the sauce on a glass plate and run your finger down the middle of it. If it runs back together, continue to boil a little longer and recheck. If it stays separated, it’s ready.
5) Remove from heat and place in the glass container you wish to serve it from or in a glass jar with a lid. Let chill until completely set, at least 3 hours.
We like it kind of tart so I add 1 1/2 cups of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of allspice, but adjust for your taste.
I make my cranberry sauce two days before the meal because I want it to be really set. I pour it into a wide mouth quart jar, put the lid on it, and place it in the frig.
Once you’ve made homemade cranberry sauce, you’ll never open another can. My family looks forward to the crisp, sweet smell and tart deliciousness of it every year. It just wouldn’t be the holidays without it.
Be sure to share this recipe with your family and friends. Look for more homemade holiday recipes in future posts. If you missed the other family recipes handed down to me, be sure to check them out. Let me know how they turn out for you. Please leave your comments below or you can always Contact Me personally.
Safe and Happy Journey,
Rhonda and The Pack